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Old 4th June, 2010, 03:56 PM
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AMD's server chips, the opteron line are absolutely rock solid, so much so that IBM uses thousands of them at their limit inside some supercomputer clusters such as the IBM Roadrunner. In terms of absolute performance, I still have a preference for Intel chips based on the Nehalem architecture, but on a cost basis, AMD server processors are a very good option, and you definitely have nothing to worry about whatsoever in terms of reliability issues.

I work as chief systems engineer for a hosting company so I spend a lot of time working with servers, particularly running Linux and Xen, and I have to say, anything that's either a Xeon or an Opteron is rock solid.
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